Loazzolo is a tiny DOC area, gaining its appellation in 1990 making straw-coloured, sweet, white passito wines from late harvest Moscato grapes. The vines face Liguria and the Riviera from hills in Asti in Piedmont. This has contributed to the quality of the wine which has been made here for centuries. After the harvest, the grapes are arranged on racks, where they are left to dry. This concentrates the sugars and intensifies the flavour. The partially dried grapes are pressed using traditional methods and the must is then left to ferment for over a year in cellars. The wine is bottled and sold two years after the vintage, but benefits from another year in the bottle. Goes well with strong cheeses, as some sweet whites do, as well as with desserts.